short shorts became popular back in the dukes of hazard era to show off the legs on girls, not her butt. Her butt is still covered and is the same as it would be seen in jeans, skirt, etc. The problem is back in those days, girls had more shapely legs and in my opinion were just more muscular. Their pants were cut to make them look like they had no butt and thank god that has come a long way. But just this weekend I was at the beach at panama city and saw literally thousands of girls and many of them wearing these shorts. And their legs just looked...well...horrible (sorry). Even though they were skinny, they had no shape or curve. Just flabby. We call it "skinny fat". This comes from the craze of girls obssessing over numbers and not fitness/health. Jeans sizes (number), weight (number), you get the drift. So the goal in their head is to be "small" or "skinny". Many of them take diet pills or just don't eat in general to get this way. The end result is loss of muscle (muscle makes curve=fat has no shape, think of it as jelly in a jar) which means are straight tubes like the the cardboard center of a paper towel roll, only jiggly. It is not attractive and they should not be "showing" them off. Those shorts should be reserved for the girls that eat and hit the gym. So to answer your question I am not a fan of the ones I saw all weekend. I might have saw 3 or 4 that were looking good in them but that is like 1%. That is just my personal take on it. If you girls don't want to see a scrawny skinny guy with a caved in chest that what little meat he does have on his arms is shapeless fat, in a tank top trying to show it off...well then you should understand what I'm talking about. Don't get me wrong people have the freedom to flaunt whatever they wish but when they do, others like me have the freedom to either be turned on by it or turned off. We all judge it in our minds whether we realize it or not.